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Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekending: Heartache and Schoolwork

On the weekends that I have class, it feels like I have no weekend at all. It only happens once a month, and this was one of those weekends. The classes aren't difficult; just a lot of work. With four more online modules and one more face to face, the semester is winding to a close. The good news is that I'm learning a lot, which helps me better serve the kiddos in front of me every day. 

Some of the books I have to read this semester. 

And then there was the madness of Friday night. Paris holds a very special place in our heart. It was where we were engaged; it's forever our city of love

My heart hurts. It hurts for Paris. 

And for Beirut. 

And for Kenya. 

And for our world. 

While I can't do much to bring peace to our world, as the song says, I can let it begin with me. 

The highlight of the weekend came on Sunday, when we went on our Sunday coffee date before the Patriots game later that day. 

The SeƱor found a lovely little shop about an hour west of where we live. Billed as the best of Massachusetts, it did not disappoint. Whether it is the best coffee in the Commonwealth, I'm not sure, but it was well worth the ride and the together time that the drive provided.  

And it seems like that was it. 

Sunday night was all about watching the game (another win for our Patriots), having a glass of wine, and enjoying a light dinner. 

And here we are...back at Monday and back at it. 

New week, new opportunities. 

How was your weekend? What is something fun that you enjoyed?


  1. Last week was full of terrible news for the world. Sometimes I wonder what kind of world we live in. Thankfully, there are also lots of wonderful, thoughtful, caring people.
    It sounds like you had a lovely day with your husband! I'm glad you enjoyed your coffee date :-)

  2. We live in a scary world, but just as you did we have to continue with our lives and never let them win! Side note - that coffee does look incredible! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. After such a sad sad Friday afternoon – – I wrapped myself In family all the rest of the weekend.

  4. I find myself wanting to do the same. It's important to be wrapped up in family at times like this; it brings small comfort. Well put, Carla.

  5. The coffee was delicious! One of the best, for sure. And you're with intention is the best way to triumph over tragedy.

  6. I treasure our Sunday coffee dates. They are such a treat in the chaos of the workweek. Happy Birthday, Eve! :-)

  7. That coffee looks delish. Still completely mortified by what happened in Paris!

  8. The coffee looking amazing. I love coffee dates:)

  9. Hi Kelly, and you still found time to Post. I have to admit with all the glut in my inbox, I know I got a smile when I saw you there this evening. A thoughtful sentiment on Paris, and the world. Apropos, after watching the news Friday evening, I concluded to my family the very same words, let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Best Wishes in the wrap up of your extra studies!

  10. Glad you got out and enjoyed a little peace. It was a heavy weekend with so much tragedy sometimes we just have to appreciate the little things.

  11. Kelly,

    The Paris Attacks broke my heart too. I did yoga with a friend and afterwords just laying on our mats we both talked about Paris and all the other places being attacked. I was lying down and watching the clouds move out of the skylight in the building and it reminded me there's always a light.

    That coffee looks delicious. I wish the fiance liked coffee, but at least he enjoys going to coffeeshops with me.

    Much love and light to you and your senor!

  12. Thank you, Courtney. You are so wise; there is always light, and at times, the only way to see it is through the broken spaces and cracks in an otherwise strong foundation. Paris is the city of light. It continues to shine brightly, and will for eons to come.

    Much love and light to you and your love as well.

  13. Tragedy has a way of reminding us what's important. Sadly, it takes some of us that experience to shake us back. Live, love, and learn.

  14. Thank you, Peggy. Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for your friendship. <3

  15. We do too, Laina. It's a sacred tradition in our family of two. <3.

  16. The coffee was amazing; so good! The violence in Paris still hurts my heart. I hope we see peace in our lifetime.